Will the Post 9/11 GI Bill Pay for Courses Retroactively?
Q: Hi, I was awarded 12 months of benefits under the New GI Bill last week. But I took classes during the spring using no MGIB benefits. Will I be able to apply some of those months retroactively? Thanks!
A: Yes you should be able to apply some of those months retroactively. Under the new Post 9/11 GI Bill, benefits can be back-dated up to one year back providing you were eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill at the time you took the classes, which I imagine you probably were.
But with spring approaching, I would not delay in sending in your paperwork as once you are past the one-year mark, you would not be able to claim any benefits for that term. Give the VA about 8 weeks to process your claim and you should see some money.